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U.S. Jewish centers report another wave of hoax bomb threats.

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK - Jewish community centers and schools in at least 13 U.S. states reported receiving bomb threats on Monday, the fifth wave of such threats this year that have stoked fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitism. The threats, all of which appeared to be hoaxes, were received in Alabama, Delaware, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

DEMOCRATIC SENATOR: This is the most consequential move of Trump's early days in office.

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island believes the most consequential decision from President Donald Trump's early days as president was "letting in all the special interests" to his administration. Whitehouse, who spoke with Business Insider last week while promoting his newly released book, "Captured: The ...

- Business Insider - US

Class rings from West Point grads melted for new rings.

WARWICK, R.I. " A Rhode Island refinery has melted class rings donated by U.S. Military Academy graduates so the gold can be used for new class rings.The West Point Association of Graduates' Class Ring Memorial Program links...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Class rings from West Point grads melted for new rings.

WARWICK, R.I. — A Rhode Island refinery has melted class rings donated by U.S. Military Academy graduates so the gold can be used for new...

- Townhall.com - US

Class rings from West Point grads are melted for new rings.

A Rhode Island refinery has melted class rings donated by U.S. Military Academy graduates so the gold can be used for new class rings.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Ida Lewis Google doodle marks 175th birthday of 'America's Bravest Woman'.

As Rhode Island's most famous lighthouse keeper, Lewis saved a number of lives from drowning, including the two soldiers that inspired the doodle. The post Ida Lewis Google doodle marks 175th birthday of 'America's Bravest Woman' appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

- Search Engine Land - US

Charles Koch Leads Fight to Deregulate African-Style Braiding.

The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national movement to deregulate the business of African-style braiding.DoCouto is pushing for legislation in Rhode Island that would exempt...

- Newsmax - US

Swastika made of feces found at Rhode Island school.

Hate symbol shaped out of feces discovered in school dormitory.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

A top Democratic senator opens up on why Hillary lost, how Democrats can counter Trump, and why the Russia investigation is just getting started.

MNWin McNamee/Getty Images Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island recently spoke with Business Insider while promoting his newly released book, "Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy." Whitehouse is a fierce critic of the role that money plays in politics in a post-Citizens United America. ...

- Business Insider - US

Swastika made of feces found at Rhode Island school.

, A swastika made with human feces was found in a dormitory bathroom at the Rhode Island School of Design. The existence of the swastika was confirmed by the school on Thursday, but reportedly was discovered a week ago.  It was discovered in a gender-neutral bathroom, according to reports. “This level of disrespect ...

- JTA - US

Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braiding.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. " The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national movement to deregulate the business of African-style braiding.DoCouto...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braiding

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national movement to deregulate the business of African-style braiding.

- Billings Gazette - US

Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braiding

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. They are...

- Townhall.com - US

TOP DEMOCRATIC SENATOR: The party has to do these 3 things to start winning again

Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesThe Democratic Party is in the midst of an identity crisis — but a leading Democratic senator said he has an idea of what the left needs to do in order to win at the ballot box in 2018 and 2020. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, speaking with Business Insider during a promotional tour ...

- Business Insider - US

With Dakota Access camp cleared, where are protestors headed?

Environmentalist and indigenous-rights protestors vow to take the fight to other pipeline projects as they leave the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Who is the 'bravest woman in America' Ida Lewis?

Before women could even vote, Ida Lewis saved 18 people from drowning in the waters off Newport, R.I.         

- USA TODAY - US

Wind Energy Boom Hits The U.S.

This week we're talking U.S. wind. It's free, plentiful, carbon neutral and in the right hands could have a radical impact on the future. Until recently the only tapped version came from on-land sources, but that ship has sailed with the determination of Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski. Not only has he successfully ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Ida Lewis Google Doodle marks 175th birthday of 'America's Bravest Woman'

As Rhode Island's most famous lighthouse keeper, Lewis saved a number of lives from drowning, including the two soldiers that inspired the doodle. The post Ida Lewis Google Doodle marks 175th birthday of 'America's Bravest Woman' appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

- Search Engine Land - US

CVS to close 11 Chicago stores by late March

CVS Health plans to close 11 stores in Chicago starting in late February as part of a previously announced restructuring. The Woonsocket, R.I.-based retailer has said it plans to close about 70 locations in several markets in early 2017, and on Friday it shared a list of Chicago pharmacies that...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Police: Man posing as Uber driver sexually assaulted teen

PROVIDENCE, R.I. " Police have arrested a 36-year-old Rhode Island man who they say kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Providence girl while posing as an Uber driver.Maj. David Lapatin announced Thursday that Francis...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Police: Man posing as Uber driver sexually assaulted teen

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Police have arrested a 36-year-old Rhode Island man who they say kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Providence...

- Townhall.com - US

College Finds Swastika Made Of Feces In Gender-Neutral Bathroom

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — One of the top art schools in the U.S. is investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti made out of human waste was found in a gender-neutral bathroom.

- TPM News - US

Senator meets with constituents, but tweets, photos barred

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed met with constituents on Thursday to discuss their concerns in a federal courthouse room where no photos, video recording or tweeting were allowed because of court rules.

- Billings Gazette - US

Top Democratic senator on investigating Trump's ties to Russia: 'This is a long way from over'

Getty Images Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse this week said he's sure the Russia-related cloud hanging over President Donald Trump's administration will not be clearing up any time soon. And Republicans, he said, are beginning to take the accusations much more seriously. Whitehouse, the Rhode Island senator and the ...

- Business Insider - US

Democratic senator on GOP colleague Lindsey Graham in Trump era: He's been 'incredibly politically brave'

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesSen. Sheldon Whitehouse thinks his Republican colleague, Lindsey Graham, has been "politically brave" in his approach toward President Donald Trump. But as he explained in calling Graham a "great guy," Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, said that attribute is nothing new for the South Carolina ...

- Business Insider - US

Low-cost Norwegian Air promises bargain flights to Europe

WARWICK, R.I. — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean...

- Townhall.com - US

British scientists film massive rift in Antarctic ice shelf

The 1,500-foot-wide crack across Antarctic's Larsen C ice shelf has grown by roughly 20 more miles since December. It's now around 110 miles long, and based on satellite observations this month, an ice berg as big as Rhode Island could break away fro...

- Engadget - US

Low-cost Norwegian Air promises bargain flights to Europe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. " Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising cheap trans-Atlantic flights when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York's Hudson Valley.Norwegian announced...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Low-cost Norwegian Air promises bargain flights to Europe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising cheap trans-Atlantic flights when it starts service to Europe this...

- Townhall.com - US

3 Guys Busted in Theft of 200K Diapers

Perhaps they wanted to start a daycare? Authorities in Rhode Island have made a third arrest in the case of 200,000 stolen diapers, reports ABC6 . According to police, a truck driver was to deliver 2,000 boxes of diapers, worth $90,000, to an Amazon distribution facility on Feb....

- Newser - US

New URI professor examining effects of climate change on coral reefs, shellfish

The newest professor in the University of Rhode Island's College of the Environment and Life Sciences, Hollie Putnam, thinks some corals and shellfish might have good enough memories' to buffer the changes in ocean chemistry that are resulting from global climate change.A native of Minnesota who earned a doctorate at the ...

- ENN - US

Here's what's driving lawmakers working to legalize recreational pot in 17 more states

When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived.  The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader — a battle that, so far,...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Rhode Island police arrest third suspect in $90K diaper heist

A third suspect in the theft of a truckload of diapers worth an estimated $90,000 was arrested Tuesday, Rhode Island State Police said.

- FOX News - US

3rd person arrested in theft of truckload of diapers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. " Rhode Island police have arrested a third person in the theft of a truckload of diapers worth about $90,000.Rodney Dalzon was ordered held without bail after an arraignment on larceny, theft and conspiracy...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Former Democratic presidential candidate blasts media for 'onslaught' on Trump

AP Photo/John LocherEAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee defended Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday against a tiresome "full onslaught" by the "mainstream media" — and says he can relate to the commander-in-chief's struggles. Chafee, a former U.S. senator and ...

- Business Insider - US

Here's why lawmakers in 17 states are working to legalize recreational pot

When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived.  The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader — a battle that, so far,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

From legalizing marijuana at the ballot box to legalizing it by legislation, lawmakers look to cash in

When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived.  The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader — a battle that, so far,...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Police: Gunman robs man of 'grandma's favorite' chocolates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Police in Rhode Island say a group of teens stole a man's cellphone and box of chocolates, with one suspect saying the chocolates were his "grandma's favorite."

- Billings Gazette - US

Police: Gunman robs man of 'grandma's favorite' chocolates

Police in Rhode Island say a group of teens stole a man's cellphone and box of chocolates, with one suspect saying the chocolates were his "grandma's favorite." Providence police Lt. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The United States on Monday marked Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as Republican President Donald Trump — to the dismay of some and the delight of…

- Billings Gazette - US

In 'Captured,' Democratic Senator Decries Money's Role In Politics

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island about his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.

- NPR - US

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The United States on Monday marked Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year...

- Townhall.com - US

Rhode Island marks anniversary of club fire that killed 100

WEST WARWICK, R.I. " Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, and relatives of those who died, are marking the 14th anniversary of the blaze.Small gatherings were held Sunday afternoon and Monday morning at...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Brickbat: Premature Parking

A judge in Providence, Rhode Island, has dismissed a ticket issued to a woman for parking in a spot two seconds before she could legally park there. If he had not dismissed the ticket, she faced a $90 fine.

- Reason.com - US

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